RE: Multiple Auto-Proxy Download with IE4.01

From: Cook Donald <>
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 1999 08:48:12 +0100

Has anyone tried duplicating the problem on IE5 Beta?

Perhaps Microsoft publicly denies having a problem while privately
fixing it.

don cook
(never setup a squid server,
 never seen a squid server
 - just reading squid-users to learn)

-----Original Message-----
From: Sparks, Alan []
Sent: Friday, January 29, 1999 6:18 PM
To: 'Federico Giannici'; squid-users
Subject: RE: Multiple Auto-Proxy Download with IE4.01

YES! I've seen it. You'll even find mention of it somewhere on
someone's web
page (sorry, don't remember how to find it).

I spent two weeks talking to Microsoft about the problem, sent them
Apache logs
showing the problem. After all that, they responded that "it wasn't a
bug, they
intended it to work that way," and closed the report.

We now run Netscape exclusively at our plant. People with IE4 and
problems get quickly upgraded. :-)

So, the sorry report is, we never found a way to fix it. It is indeed
an IE4
built-in "feature."


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Federico Giannici []
> Sent: Friday, January 29, 1999 6:38 AM
> To: squid-users
> Subject: Multiple Auto-Proxy Download with IE4.01
> Hi!
> Since we officially launched our proxy server (Squid 2.1 Patch2), we
> have noticed a problem with users using Internet Explorer 4.01 Win32
> configured with the Automatic Configuration.
> Many of then (but not everybody) reload the proxy
> autoconfiguration file
> from the web server almost every time they retrieve a file via the
> proxy. Obviously this slow down the navigation!
> We were not able to reproduce this behaviour with our PCs, even if we
> configured them exactly in the same way of a "buggy" one.
> I suspect it's a bug of a particular version of IE4.01.
> Anybody ever encountered a similar problem?
> Is there a way to fix it?
> Thanks,
> ___________________________________________________
> __
> |-
> |ederico Giannici
> Amministratore unico - NEOMEDIA sas
> ___________________________________________________
Received on Sat Jan 30 1999 - 00:28:04 MST

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